National Toasted Marshmallow Day - August 30
Wed, Aug 30, 2023

National Toasted Marshmallow Day

National Toasted Marshmallow Day is celebrated as a farewell to summer, hiking, and picnics on August 30th. This national day is dedicated to the beloved American delicacy – toasted marshmallows. Thousands of Boy Scouts will surely remember roasting them at the campfire!


National Toasted Marshmallow Day was established by the National Confectioners Association (NCA). The organization promotes the confectionery business in the United States and aims to bring out the benefits of choosing healthy foods while also helping to promote them. The NCA also lobbies for better communication structures, industry knowledge, and business regulations to help the confectionery business in America grow and stay in demand both locally and globally. The confectionery business alone creates 54 jobs across 13 factories in the U.S.

Interesting facts

There is evidence that the prototype of marshmallow was made in ancient Egypt from the juice of marshmallow (marshmallow) mixed with honey and nuts. This ancient Egyptian culinary art was considered a cure for sore throats, rather than a delicacy. According to another ancient recipe, marshmallow root was cleaned and boiled in sugar syrup, then dried and turned into a kind of soft sweet toffee for chewing.

How to take part

There are many ways to celebrate National Toasted Marshmallow Day:

  • Build a fire in a suitable place and roast marshmallows for yourself and your family.
  • Marshmallows now come in a variety of flavors – pick your favorite. You can ask the kids for advice – they are sure to be experts in the latest marshmallow flavors!
  • Try making this dessert yourself. It may be challenging, but the satisfaction and pride in your own skills will be worth it!

When is National Toasted Marshmallow Day celebrated in 2023?

National Toasted Marshmallow Day is observed on August 30 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday August 30 2023
Friday August 30 2024
Saturday August 30 2025
Sunday August 30 2026